First thing you need to ask yourself is what type of chef jobs are you looking for. Are you looking for full time roles or a part time position to earn extra money? Furthermore, are you looking for hotel chef jobs, restaurant or catering chef jobs? Are you more into fine dining, a fast-paced restaurant or banquets? As a chef you gain versatility through your work but your preferences matter since you will be spending well over 40 hours per week on work. There are ups and downs to each so choose wisely and follow your passion. Once you sorted that out, you’re ready to start your job search.
We already mentioned various chef jobs but we will list them here nonetheless.
- Executive Head Chef
- Head Chef
- Sous chef
- Pastry Chef
- Chef de Partie
- Commis chef
Salaries for these roles vary from location to location so be sure to check with Numbeo to see what the living costs are in the region. Chef jobs are notorious when it comes to work hours and discipline. Wherever you choose to go, make sure you fit in with the existing team as that will be your new home away from home. Luckily, nowadays more and more employers recognize how necessary good work-life balance is. Both for the employee and the employer since they get a happier worker.
To sum up, as a chef, you should be looking at the following criteria when choosing the next workplace:
- Work hours and pay. Some chef jobs might be paid less but offer better work-life balance and vice versa. You need to see what works for you.
- Job culture and the team. You will become a part of an existing team and it’s good to test out how you fit together.
- The existing menu and future plans. You need to know before applying if you see yourself in their cuisine. As well as if you see an opportunity for your development.
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Hopefully, this article will help you with your decision. Happy job hunting and see all our latest jobs on Tourism Recruit.